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COAL & GLOBAL WARMING: Lectures

CCS a failure so far. Global Warming heats the poles.

The real rehabilitation of Coal is all about Carbon Capture and Storage. However, CCS is clearly failing on economic grounds as the EU and the USA prove unwilling to fund or force the issue. The NREL Renewables scenarios have dropped CCS.

Industry believes they can do it but the efficiency hit on coal plants is 20%, before the CO2 is buried. Still cheaper than Wind but will the storage be safe for 200 years?

Here is how the story unfolded from 2001. Coal reports labelled C…

Global Warming is real. Reports are marked GW…

Governments have now chosen to ignore this, despite banging the drum for Renewables and also increasing the use of coal and gas in Germany, Japan, China, and the USA. Politicians are a major part of the problem.



Gas needs CCS also. Shows status of existing projects.
EOR could make CCS profiatble as well as desirable. US does a little.
Various hopes for CCS.
We will always need liquid fuels but this is still fossil carbon!
Candaian Gas was in trouble. Shale gas has fixed the problem + more CO2.
More efficient coal stations could cut CO2 by 20%. Not enough.